There are moments in our lives where a previously understood but not formally "known" concept becomes clear to our conscious minds. The light bulb goes off, we shriek "Eureka!" and jump out of the bath tub, running through the streets naked and we—I mean, uh, what?
For me, one of those moments was in facing views like this one, where the alliance between the L, G, B and T was discussed as being a marriage (if you will excuse the pun) of convenience rather than one of actual shared concerns. But this is never a position which satisfied me. I had always known that my being a trans woman, regardless of my sexuality, meant that I was forever to be linked with the queer community. But it took me many years to understand why.